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Data Collection & The Digital Barn (NSA)

I’ve been sifting through and trying to assess ongoing arguments about data collection and surveillance at the NSA. Still ambivalent, I’m going to narrow my focus on particular statements as they appear stated in this or that argument as a … Continue reading

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Whom Do You Trust? (NSA) (Glenn Greenwald Thinks The Government is Stupid)

I’m trying to sort out the ongoing NSA surveillance story, doing so with no special knowledge, one way or the other. There’s a great article in the NYT online about Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Laura Poitras. It’s actually about Poitras, … Continue reading

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Big Data-Mining Big Apathy Shifts in Scale

Please excuse the crowd sourcing, but would anyone out there let me know what you think about the big data-mining data-surveillance story? I’m asking because I’m surprised that most of my left progressive friends don’t seem to care. I’m actually … Continue reading

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Simulacral Democracy in the Age of Big Data – Big Surveillance (PRISM Thoughts)

Some inchoate thoughts about the use of data-mining by the U.S. government. –The State is not the dead dog that some have said it is in this age of global capitalism. For all the power of transnational corporations to shape … Continue reading

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